To be an apostle of Mercy, means tending His wounds, which are still visible today in the bodies and souls of so many of His brothers and sisters. By tending these wounds, we profess Jesus and make Him present and living.” Pope Francis
The Holy Father’s wish is for us to help our suffering brothers and sisters in faith, a call to action, as the founder of Aid to the Church in Need, Father Werenfried, put in his testament. More than a matter of material goods or money, it is a matter of saving human souls.
We will continue to help wherever Christians suffer, so children can have a roof over their heads, so priests and religious Sisters can continue their pastoral ministry and so Christians in China, Syria, Iraq, Africa and all over the world can know and feel the solidarity of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Their suffering calls to us — and the love of Christ unites us — wherever in the world your generosity is reaching out.
Aid to the Church in Need is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal Tax Identification Number: 86-1089466). Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.
All donations will be used to reflect donor intent to the extent feasible. When a project is funded, additional donations fund programs wherever the need is greatest.
Together we are keeping the Faith alive…
when we help seminarians understand their vocations more deeply, when we provide religious sisters with the means they need for catechesis or their work with young people, and when we help parishes build churches where they can live from the Eucharist and adore God in the Blessed Sacrament.
Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need, is an international Catholic charity, comprised of 23 independent offices around the world. Though independent, all of our offices work in a collaborative manner. Our international headquarters is located in Germany, and is our central source for information and project management for grants.
In this way, our mission to help build up the faith where it is so desperately needed is operated more efficiently and funds are distributed without unnecessary delay.
Aid to the Church in Need receives no government funding, so it relies solely on the generosity of individuals like you. You can help us ensure that our work continues despite persecution, violence, intolerance and hatred.
Actions you may consider
If you wish to make a difference in keeping the Faith alive around the world, your financial support is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to submit a proposal for a grant application, please send your initial inquiry to ACN International Project Department via E-mail.
If you wish to be a voice for the Suffering Church, here is what you can do.